One of the top prospects in the state of Arizona for some time, was 6-foot-2 junior guard Adam Njie. Njie played for Eduprize Prep and Hillcrest Prep, before moving back to the state of New York for his junior season, where he played for Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, New York. Regarded as one of the top guard prospects in the country, Njie announced his decision Saturday over social media to commit to Washington State University and Head Coach Kyle Smith and his men's basketball staff. This is a nice early commitment for Washington State and a very good opportunity for Njie to play for a PAC-12 program on the rise.
Njie made his decision to commit early to Washington State over other high-major offers from Seton Hall, Miami, Mississippi State and Arizona State. Njie is currently rated among the top 150 prospects in America's 2024 Class, but could be rated much higher. Njie is a top-15 combo guard prospect in the country and a top-10 high-school recruit in New York, per 247 Sports.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, where he has a great following, Njie began his playing career at Eduprize Prep and then decided to transfer to Hillcrest Prep as a sophomore, after Eduprize decided to drop their National Team. Njie had a nice sophomore season with Hillcrest, before transferring to Cardinal Hayes HS as a junior.
Njie is a warrior on the court that goes hard every trip down the floor and is always looking to make a play. He has worked extremely hard on his game and has pushed his competition, as a result. Njie has excellent work ethic and a passion for the sport, and works on his craft daily, which has resulted in his extreme progression as a player. While a point guard prospect, he is much more of a pure scorer from the point guard position. He can create off the dribble at any time in the offense, and has the ability to score from anywhere on the floor, with a superb and strong handle of the ball, and a strong driving and finishing ability, combined with excellent body control. Njie has a nice shooting stroke with range, and he can shoot the basketball from the stand-still position on the floor or on the move. He has excellent body control in traffic, and superior physical strength in his upper and lower body, which allows him to overpower opposing guards. He plays with a high motor on both ends of the court, and is simply a problem for opposing defenders.
Njie was selected as the Co-Tournament Most Valuable Player @ the prestigious Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp for the Top 30 All-Star Game as a sophomore, which catapulted his reputation as a "dog."
Congratulations to Njie and his family on this amazing accomplishment for himself, as well as to the Washington State program on this commitment.